As a mom, you’re constantly on the go, which doesn’t leave much time for snack planning. But if you’re chauffeuring little athletes to and from practice every afternoon, healthy, portable snacks are essential. Check out these 10 snack ideas for your young all-star.
When you're preparing your grocery list, keep this advice in mind: "Before any athletic event, think protein, complex carbs and vitamins," says Maddie Hamilton of Mommy's Everyday Remedies. "Also, make sure there's plenty of time to digest the snack beforehand."
Another key to all-star greatness? Hydration. "Hydrate slow and steady before the athletic event," Hamilton said. "Coconut water is full of electrolytes and is a more natural approach than some sports drinks."
According to Hamilton, the ideal portable snack for your child athlete is a banana. "Buy them on the green side, as they will ripen in transit to the event if they're bagged together," she recommends. "Bananas are full of potassium, which is good for the muscles and helps prevent cramping."
For an additional protein boost, add some nut butter of choice to banana slices.